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Panzanella Salad

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If you've never tried this bread salad, you're in for a wonderful surprise! Filled with lots of fresh veggies and toasted French bread, this recipe makes enough to feed a crowd.
Ingredients
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), divided
  French bread loaf 1 , cut into 1-inch cubes
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Divided)
  Ripe tomatoes 3 Medium, cut into 1-inch cubes
  Red pepper 1 Medium, cut into 1-inch cubes
  French bread loaf 1 (Cut Into 1-Inch Cubes)
  Yellow pepper 1 Medium, cut into 1-inch cubes
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ripe tomatoes 3 (Chopped And Cut Into 1-Inch Cubes)
  Cucumber 1 Medium, sliced 1/2" thick
  Red onion 1⁄2 Medium, halved and thinly sliced
  Red pepper 1 (Chopped)
  Yellow pepper 1 (Chopped And Cut Into 1-Inch Cubes)
  Fresh basil 1 Bunch (100 gm), coarsely ground
  Cucumber 1 (Sliced)
  Red onion 1⁄2 (Thinly Sliced)
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  Fresh basil 1 Bunch (100 gm) (Coarsely Chopped)
For vinaigrette
  Capers 3 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Teaspoon, minced
  Garlic 1 Teaspoon (Minced)
  Dijon mustard 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Champagne vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In a small bowl, whisk together, garlic, mustard, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper.
2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over low to medium heat.
3. Put in the bread and salt to skillet and saute until deep golden, about 10 minutes, tossing frequently and add remaining oil as needed.
4. Using a slotted spoon, drain the bread on paper towels.
5. In a large salad bowl, put together tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, onion, basil, capers and add bread.

FINALIZING
6. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad and toss well to coat and add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
7. Allow the salad to stand for 30 minutes before serving.

SERVING
8. Serve the salad as desired.

TIPS
Add vegetables of your choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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